Crop Protection

Time for replanting old, disease and blueberry stem gall wasp infested blueberry fields

After several years of declining productivity and market uncertainties, some Michigan growers are taking action to turn their business around to improve farm profitability and maintain employment. One action already having an impact in west... more »

Gowan’s EcoSwing Botanical Fungicide listed in recently added FRAC group

Gowan USA's EcoSwing Botanical Fungicide has been listed by the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee as a group BM01 fungicide. The BM group is a recent addition to the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC) code list... more »

Cornell Extension plans May 13 spotted lanternfly online workshop

Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a spotted lanternfly online workshop on Wednesday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This is a  meeting to update farmers and the general public about spotted lanternfly (Lycorma... more »

BASF’s Nemasys C beneficial nematodes control codling moth

BASF has introduced Nemasys C beneficial nematodes for control of codling moth on apple and pear farms in North America. Codling moths wreak havoc on apple and pear crops as most conventional products target adult populations.... more »

Matt Hostetler joins Certis USA as regional manager

Certis USA, a biopesticide company, announced April 27 that Matt Hostetler has joined as Central Plains Regional Manager. Hostetler will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the company’s biopesticide products in Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri,... more »

Apple disease control: Bloom through petal fall tips from Penn State

The 2020 season is shaping up to be very interesting, as well as challenging. Based on our current conditions and the forecast, we may experience a protracted bloom this season for a large part of... more »

Pierce’s disease-resistant vines planted at Texas winery

Pierce's disease-resistant vines are being planted at a winery in Johnson City, Texas. The vines are currently being planted at Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa in Texas Hill Country Carter Creek Winery. This is... more »

Mummy berry has returned and new products are available for control

Michigan blueberries are at green tip. These shoots are very susceptible mummy berry infections. Mummy berry apothecia, also known as trumpets or mushrooms, have been found in west Michigan in Ottawa County, and are probably... more »


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